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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Symmetry Saturday

From the car on our routine Saturday Ride to see how
the OTHER HALF in, Country Club Estates, live.  I love all three here is why:

The double stairs... and arch under the center and the color. Very welcoming

Again the arches draw catch my eye.  The front entrances makes a real statement.  I think I would have either had double fronts.  This door is gorgeous but is is dwarfed by all the windows. The brick circular steps are stunning.

This classic brick home speaks for itself. Attention was paid to details .  The front door is stunning

Friday, January 28, 2022

Final Fiction, Nature, Feline and Fill in Friday

I'm participating in 4 hops today...grab a snack.
Our Hostess with the mostest
 Wild YAM sent us a new and very pretty badge for FFF
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In May of 2021 Seaboard celebrated their 30th Anniversary 
Seaboard Café is located on the back side of Logan's Garden shop.

I can honestly say everyone visiting here frequently or infrequently knows of our love for Seaboard Café!!  Rick the owner and his staff are like family and we have made many memories there.  Rick is absolutely crazy fun.  Almost without fail every week he asked as if we have reservations.  Sometimes he will come to our table to tell us we are "sitting in the no clothes required section".  It always cracks me up!! About once a week, before I retired, I'd send out an email Physics Grad students telling them I'm going to Seaboard Café today come by my office if you need a ride.  In the mid 1990's most of the grad students were young men.  (By the time I retired we a good mix of male and female). One Saturday, after a month or two of arriving at Seaboard with about eight or nine young men Rick was in rare form.  He said to my husband, "do you know she is bringing carloads of handsome young  men  to lunch every week?"  My husband replied, "yes I know and there is not one thing I can do about it."  Each one of the handsome young men always ordered the Café special Hamburger.  It was and still is a huge!!

Logans owns their building and the land where it sits.  The remainder of the shops in the area rent their physical locations. The owners of all the shops were quietly told their leases would not be renewed.   Early last year Seaboard 18 a fancy restaurant was the first to be demolished.  Out of the ground this sprung up.  

It was not near Logan's so we didn't worry.  The construction traffic was a challenge.  At the stop sign one turns left to get to Logan's/Seaboard area big trucks are in and out of the area.

Below is the view from Logan's parking lot.

We are on Logan's Mailing list for sales etc and valued customer deals.
Late last fall we received an email telling us that they sold their land to the developers but not their business. THEY WERE given a year to find another location.  THEY WOULD STAY in their location until then.  However, they found out this building will be 7 stories high and there will be a twin building behind it. These high rises will block all the sun off Logan's garden center. 
All the shops you see below will eventually be torn down to make room for the second 7 story tower.
This first building is going up quickly.  I expect the second one will too.
So in closing Logan's and Seaboard have been partners for 30 years. Of course, Seaboard will have a spot at the new location, if  they want it.  We know that enough land for Logan's is not available anywhere near their current location.

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

Many of my past Nature photos have come to you from Logan's 
Where the sun is always shining...but alas with all the development
  We expect it will be some distance away.  Seaboard's owner Rick, is trying to decide if he wants to find a location on his own, move with Logan's or possible retire.
No matter what decision Logan's and Seaboard make...the
peace and tranquility will be LOST.  However, the memories are ours.  
For now we'll hope a location can be found that is suitable for our dear friends at Logan's and Seaboard Café.  Until then we'll continue to make memories.
I will keep you posted.

 No sun on the beautiful plants and shrubs.

Feline Friday 
Mom of Kat and Rocky sent this to me.  She saw it on FB

Friendly Fill-Ins 

I thank hosts, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs and Ellen at 15 cats

1. I get my gift of Gab and *love of coffee from all the women in my Mom's family.*I added this
2.  It’s a good thing I enjoy walking, because I like to eat.
3. My decision to teach myself to quilt required me to muster a lot of courage.
4. My younger self would be proud to know that I learned how to drive a stick shift.  Thanks to my husband teaching me when I was 28. Many years ago I worked in the office at a hollow metal company.  One of the shop guys received a very deep cut.  All of the other men were working off site. He needed to go to the ER.   I was the only female in the building who could drive the stick shift shop truck. 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #54


Angel Sammy and Teddy find such inspiring photos for us

Here is today's inspiration

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: we got Snow


Thanks to our 

January 22, 2022
6:15 am

Left photo our driveway our car at the bottom
Right photo back porch

January 22, 2022
8:15 am

Left photo our driveway our car at the bottom
Right photo back porch

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Happy Tuesday: Critter Talks


Anyone who dropped by on Sunday saw this photo.  I hinted that I might use it again.

At first, I thought the heron was alone...
Notice the Heron has company,  his reflection and his shadow

 Toucan:  their beaks are 19 cm = 7.48031 inches

Facts: Herons

The Great Blue Heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and an "S"-shaped neck. Great Blue Herons are very tall and stand 38-54 inches (97-137 cm). In flight, the bird looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Beak ~ 7"

 Facts Monkeys:
In many ways the body of a Monkey is very similar to that of humans. All Monkeys have fingerprints and just like humans they are unique. They have long legs and arms that are flexible so that they can climb with them.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Awww Monday and Sparks

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus 

 It took a walk in da 'hood last week.  I saw Cody da King of da Hood.  He is such a sweet dog.  He was napping in the sun.  As soon as I said hey Cody, he got up for some loving.  His velvety black head was so warm.  He loves greeting folks.  He is 13 years and 4 months old.  He NEVER barks

January 18, 2022

This is definitely describes Cody...
As he has aged, it is sometimes harder for him to get up as quickly. He always manages to walk toward me with a wag and a smile.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Easy Sunday at Shelley

 A pup and his Peep

This is what we were all watching:
3 Heron(s) fishing
Look closely the Heron has a reflection and a shadow with him.
This photo might pop up again with some conversation bubbles.
Just Sayin'